Fearless Friday, Art Challenges

 

I participated in the January art challenge sponsored by Doodlewash

Art challenges are a wonderful way to push yourself,

try new things, experiment, tap into your creativity…

 

“Marbles”  5″ x 4″ watercolor and ink on mixed media paper

 

 

And best of all, you might just surprise yourself!!

 

“Lava Lamp”  6″ x 4″ paint pens, gel pens, colored pencil on black smooth surface paper

 

 

The daily prompts pushed me to draw/paint subjects I normally wouldn’t choose,

like the Lava Lamp above

 

 

Doing different subjects ended up not only being fun,

 it is a real confidence builder

 

 

“Rain Forest” 4″ x 6″ paint pens, gel pens on black smooth surface paper

 

I used a variety of mediums, techniques and paper

and experimented with different types art supplies

Some days I spent more time than others, and really tried to keep up daily*

 

Notes:

*most of these drawings/paintings are small, which makes them faster to complete…it’s amazing what you can do in 5-10 minutes

I encourage you to have a place in your home where you have your sketchbook and supplies handy, this will really help save precious time, and make it easier to create frequently

 

“Tangerines”, 5″ x 5″ markers, colored pencils, ink

 

Here are the drawings/paintings and the prompts from Jan 1-31

I tried to do something unexpected from most of the prompts,

which is another way to add to the fun

 

Balloons {hot air balloon}, macarons, flowers, marbles, grapefruit {color of some of the amaryllis leaves}

 

 

seashells, lava lamp, parrot, eyes {peacock feather}, crayons {colored pencils}

 

carrots {bunny holding carrot}, cactus, donuts, duck, skies

 

lemons, chameleon {colored butterfly}, banana {with banana tree}, blue bird {peacock}, butterflies

 

oranges {tangerines}, dessert, flamingo, fish, galaxy

 

something red {flower heart}, tiger, rainforest, blueberries, carousel

 

 

“Rainbow”  5″ x 8″ markers, ink on mixed media paper

 

 

Don’t be afraid to try something new, it’s lots of fun!

I am currently participating in the Doodlewash February challenge,

A Beautiful World

 

 

“Orchids” 8″ x 10″ watercolor on 140lb cold pressed paper

 

You can join in any time, and do one drawing or as many as you can

I encourage you to join me!

Be Fearless!!

 

Pssst...next week I have a really fun tutorial to share, it’s 3D!!

 

I post my daily drawings/paintings on Instagram here

 

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story, You’re the Star

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck  Friday Features  Sweet Inspirations

Happiness is Homemade    Sunday’s Best Linkup  Over the Moon

Comments
33 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Art Challenges”
  1. Ann Woleben says:

    I always enjoy your drawings and vibrant colors. Thank you for the encouragement!

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  2. Jenna, I love your Doodlewash challenges. I have looked forward to your Instagram posts each day. There would be no way I could choose a favorite, they are so different and unique! Thanks for brightening another gloomy weather day.

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  3. These are so wonderful! I really love the marbles, and the lemon!

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  4. Julie says:

    Your collection of art work is so nice and great work! I like them all but especially the lemon and orchid. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. lghiggins says:

    You are so talented. I feel like I just had a delightful visit to an art gallery. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. thefrenchhutch says:

    I enjoyed each and everyone of your drawings Jenna. I have my favorites but they changed so many times. Now I’ll just say I loved them all! Great job and so much inspiration! Happy Weekend…

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  7. CoziNest says:

    Beautiful work, Jenna! What a fun challenge! Hope you are doing well Hugs!

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  8. Rosie M. says:

    What a beautiful gallery of paintings, Jenna. I marvel at your “stick-to-it-tiveness” (sp.?) to complete a sketch each day. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite, but I loved your clever way of interpreting a “rainbow” as a beautiful sunhat! Bravo for sharing your talent and imagination. I love starting my day with your posts in the morning!

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  9. Michelle says:

    They’re all beautiful! I think the bunny and the duck are my favorites. You are so talented!

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  10. Love your pieces for the challenges. They make me happy. I should do this.

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  11. Jenna, they are all beautiful! I really like the woman and the peacock. 😊

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  12. Mary says:

    A super fun challenge Jenna! Your tiger really pops! I recognize Shirley’s blooming Citron vase from Floral Friday. ♥

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  13. pattyanneart says:

    A fabulous collection, Jenna!! So many amazing pieces. Great job! ❤️😍❤️

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  14. Cyndi Raines says:

    All of them are really great, but I love the bunny with the carrot, the peacock, the lemons, the orchids and the lady with the hat. Oh, and the flamingo is so unique, love her too! The pink carousel would be so cute in a little girls room. You are so talented!

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